Natural Capital & Ecosystem Markets in the UK - A Roundup

Natural Capital & Ecosystem Markets in the UK - A Roundup

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As the world moves into an era of permacrisis, attention is turning to the ways in which we can stop climate breakdown and the loss of nature from spiralling out of control. As a result, societies and economies are grappling with how we preserve and regenerate our natural capital, leading to the creation of new markets and incentives for ecosystem services.

This webinar will provide you with an overview of natural capital as a concept and how natural capital approaches are manifesting in new markets for carbon and biodiversity, which interact with both rural land managers and corporations.

The webinar will touch on the effects these markets are having on land values and land uses, the legal challenges posed by such long-duration projects, as well as looking ahead to how the sector will continue to evolve in the future.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • What natural capital is and means
  • What categories of ecosystem market exist:
    • Compliance
    • Voluntary
  • The rules governing carbon markets:
    • Additionality
    • Permanence
    • Independently verified
    • Traceable
  • The state of the voluntary carbon market in the UK
  • The state of Biodiversity Net Gain in the UK
  • The legal aspects:
    • Carbon contracts
    • Conservation covenants
    • Taxation
  • Where is the market heading?

This webinar was recorded on 24th March 2023